10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. To provide a more engaging and effective learning experience for your online students, consider outsourcing instructional design. What Instructional Designers Do. 10 Reasons for Outsourcing Instructional Design. Curriculum design.

Symphony Technology Group Acquires CommPartners, a Leading SaaS Provider  of Learning Management System Software and Virtual Events  

Cadmium CD

The acquisition underscores STG’s commitment to building a unique, market-leading software platform offering continuing education, professional development, events, learning and content management solutions to associations, non- profits, healthcare & life sciences organizations.

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Symphony Technology Group Acquires CommPartners, a Leading SaaS Provider  of Learning Management System Software and Virtual Events  

Cadmium CD

The acquisition underscores STG’s commitment to building a unique, market-leading software platform offering continuing education, professional development, events, learning and content management solutions to associations, non- profits, healthcare & life sciences organizations.

The Future of the LMS

Gyrus

The future is bright and full of potential technical advancement, included somewhere within that progression is a small segment for Learning Management Systems and how they are already trending towards something completely different. In the Learning and Development world training has migrated from solely instructional and self-taught. To completely accessible without time requirement, electronic, as well as mobile learning platforms. E-Learnings.

How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. These consultants know the association LMS market, are familiar with how associations use learning platforms, and understand the association learning business model. And, you never know, all this talk about professional development might spark in others a desire to learn.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? Document what you learn.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

So, you’ve decided to invest in growing your association’s learning business to provide more value to members and bring in non-dues revenue. At Web Courseworks, we provide professional services to help associations like yours build their ideal learning business.

3 Strategies for Effective Nonprofit E-Learning

The Nerdy NonProfit

By Guest Contributor, Amy Morrisey , Artisan E-Learning. Many nonprofits are interested in using e-learning to train staff members and volunteers. Why wouldn’t you just jump into e-learning as quickly as possible? Who are you creating e-learning content for?

Tips for Taking a Tech-Fueled Approach to Nonprofit Training

DNL OmniMedia

Guest post blog submitted by: Artisan E-Learning, a nonprofit e-learning consultant. Let’s walk through the benefits of using technology in your training strategy and how you can create e-learning courses that make an impact. An LMS is the hub of your learning program.

Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 2)

Gyrus

Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1), we explained 15 acronyms related to Learning and Development Industry and we continue to explain the next set of acronyms through this blog. FISMA – Federal Information Security Management Act: An United States legislation comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets in software systems including LMS. HCM -Human Capital Management: An old term for talent management.

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10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

There are many aspects you need to consider to ensure the success of your learning business. Your overall learning business strategy and tech tools such as your learning management system (LMS) and eCommerce tools work together to deliver content to your learners.

10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

At Web Courseworks, we specialize in both learning management systems (LMSs) equipped with assessment authoring tools and providing consulting services to help professional, medical, and trade associations create top-tier eLearning experiences for their members.

5 Essential CME LMS Features for Your Healthcare Association

Web Courseworks Associations

This task is made even harder if your CME learning management system ( CME LMS ), the platform that delivers eLearning to your association’s members, fails to support you in the effort. 5 Features to Seek in Your Next Learning Management System. Responsive design.

Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program. As Learning and Development professionals it is time to ask ourselves… What does this mean to our industry? Or perhaps something more pertinent, such as, what lessons can we learn from these competitions and the pomp and circumstance that surround them? Your great learning program could be even greater with just a little coaching. Let the students interact with each other on what they have learned.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses. Joe Ganci writes the Toolkit column for Learning Solutions Magazine , which reviews all the different tools available for creating eLearning content.

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The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. Use of mobile learning.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget.

9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

Online learning presents additional challenges. An online course that merely provides information is no better than any other in today’s competitive lifelong learning market. If you follow the nine steps below to increase online student engagement, research shows you will increase the level of student satisfaction, perceived learning, and actual learning. 1 – Prepare students for the online learning experience. 2 – Frequently review learning outcomes.